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    .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    I was wondering- anyone out there in shropshire using a .sch.uk schools domain, can you enlighten me as to what services they offer? MySQL, PHP, ASP, SSI etc etc?

    Our TAW provided servers give us SHTML support, but that was a long argument. PHP and SQL is still not allowed, limiting what we can do.

    cheers!

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    You saying you school provided host will not allow MySQL databases, or php based sites?

    That is just unacceptable.

    How the hell are you going to be able to setup and CMS based website / VLE with that kind of provision?

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    Sch.uk are just the domain name, they can be attached to any hosting provider as long as they support IPS (not ISP) tags on the domain name. Find somwhere better... and if you'll be using PHP+MySQL, find a good linux hosting provider.. because you don't to be running it [PHP] on IIS like me 8O

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    TAW, last time I brought up PHP(last yearish), stated "no, as it's a security risk". I'm just about coping with an SHTML site..it's basic though. Very basic.

    The VLE cometh, but too damned slowly. In the meantime it would be nice to get our site set up in some form of CMS, or even converted to wordpress for ease of updating, as coding each page is a swine.

    I've e-mailled them again requesting PHP and SQL, but..somehow I'm not too hopeful. I could be surprised though!

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    If you pay them for it, I'd demand that they provide the PHP and MySQL environment that you want, otherwise you'll be looking elsewhere. As for a CMS, I don't know if you've looked, but www.opensourcecms.com is a brilliant place to evaluate and test-drive all the best Open Source PHP and MySQL-based systems

    We use Website Baker, but Joomla is rather good, also.

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    We've looked at..um..blank moment..ah, Mambo. We've got an FE PGCE recommending Moodle to us as well...it would theoretically only be a stop-gap, as the VLE *should* offer much the same functionality. But I'm a sceptic..

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    just found out today local rbc offer php/mysql after man years of asking

    russ

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    I would recomend Joomla over Mambo. I sure that there is a component for Mambo / Joomla that will allow the 2 to be integrated.

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    Powys CC only offer Linux web hosting. Well they give us unlimited webspace free to do what we want with, with a .powys.sch.uk domain name.

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to get hold of a .sch.uk domain? I would like one for my kids school, inherited their website (prestonprimary.co.uk if interested)

    Thanks

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    The IT department of the local LEA? I think.

    Z

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by quincy
    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to get hold of a .sch.uk domain? I would like one for my kids school, inherited their website (prestonprimary.co.uk if interested)

    Thanks
    As far as I am aware all schools were allocated a .sch.uk domain. Speak to Nominet to see if you can get the details back for your .sch.uk domain.

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    Yeah, sch.uk domains are all very well and good but ours was really long and not very memorable. People kept forgetting it.

    http://st-francis-s.walsall.sch.uk. I mean....there's no way people are gonna remember that. http://www.stfrancis.cc is what was bought when ICT started to grow within the school and we took over the hosting ourselves etc. The cc was chosen because as far as parent's are gonna know, it means catholic college, not a TLD country code

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    In my experience, all sch.uk domains must be access by a hostname efore the school - eg, www or mail or vle etc - you can't just use http://schoolname.area ..... which makes it even longer.

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    Re: .sch.uk domain server questions..anyone?

    Yeah, that was the case when the hosting was at the LEA...i /don't/ however think it was like that when they changed it over to our internal hosting.

    Something to do with name based vhosts i reckon.

    Can a mod delete the dual posting if they're reading this please...it wouldn't work for me because webman had already replied by the time i came to delete

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